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November 6, 2017

How To Be A Badass

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that my nightstand looks like the Life Your Best Life section at Barnes & Noble. Between the self-help and the beach books that I have to consume to take a break from all of the self-help, my reading list is ever rotating. I’ve been picking up Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass for months now, knocking off a chapter here and there when I need a pep talk, and it’s just a gem.

Sincero is a straight-shooting, tough-loving, cowgirl-cussing life coach will make you feel like you can do anything—then tell you how to break your self-defeating habits to get on with it already. I’ve never encountered such a refreshing combination of spirituality and practicality in one book—it’s definitely a more modern, woo woo approach to career and life advice, and the reason why everyone from recent grads to retirees is jumping on the badass bandwagon.

I’m about halfway through You Are A Badass and already re-reading my highlighted and dog-eared pages. Most of them are stunning reminders of how we get in our own way. How we live by an imaginary set of rules that aren’t real, but keep us deceivingly safe. How all of this fear and procrastination is a bunch of BS that we use an excuse to avoid doing the hard stuff…uh oh. I’ll leave you with a few more nuggets of wisdom from Sincero:

P.S. Is it too early to talk stocking stuffers? Because this book would be pretty great for anyone on your list who’s in transition—or stuck in a rut. 

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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